If the sudden temperature drop has got you thinking: 'Sh*t I need a new winter coat,' then chill, we've found it. And it's goodie. A high street goodie to be precise. Yep, this season M&S has nailed it with a £99 checked coat that as soon as we spotted it had us racing to the check out.
First things first, let's talk about the colour. It's not another boring black or grey version. Instead, this season we're saying opt for a blue, white and red check print. When it comes to winter your coat is the main item people see, day in and day out, so we're thinking go bold or don't bother. Plus, it nails a key trend for autumn winter 2017 with checked coats being, errr, checked out all over the runways, from Off-White to Pringle of Scotland, Marc Jacobs and Mulberry. The M&S take is a little more fun with its hues of reds, blues and whites running through the print plus the zig-zag patterning adds an extra luxe looking detail.
Next up, the shape. Loosely fitted at the shoulders, it stops you looking bulky, no matter what you've got layered underneath. Whether that's a clashing knit or a simple polo, that deep v cut and wide collar mean you're not going to have that horrible restricted feeling that comes with a lot of high collared and buttoned up coats. Falling just below the knee, it's also super flattering. Team with a pair of straight cut jeans and trainers at the weekend or wear over a mid length skirt and boots during the week. It's long enough to keep you warm but short enough to avoid trailing through the snowy slush come December. Plus with sizes ranging from an 8 to 22, you can play around in finding the fit that really works for your frame.
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Finally, there's the price. For £99 you get all of the above design details which, for a high street coat, are pretty high standards to nail. It's also made up of 21% wool and lined, which means it will actually keep you cosy and you'll avoid that icky sweaty feel that so many cheaper coats seem to come with.
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We have a feeling this is one coat that isn't going to hang around for long so you'd better get clicking here if you don't want to miss out. If you're looking for more from Marks and Sparks and love a good bargain, our edit of the best M&S Black Friday sales deals is worth a good look - come prepared with a credit card.